Welcome to the Prehealth Advising page!
A career in health is a commitment to making a lifetime of difference. Exploring different paths and programs is a crucially important (but not always easy) part of the journey. We’re here to give you all the support you need as you explore different careers in the health field, then prepare for and apply to a range of top-tier health profession schools and programs.
Our dedicated prehealth advising team will help you explore your interest in health professions, and explore careers that impact healthcare. We work to demystify every step of the application process, sharing our expertise and experience in researching programs, understanding prerequisites and requirements, writing essays, and preparing for interviews. It’s an intense and involved process that requires insight and perspective, one-on-one support. And that’s exactly what we provide to every student.
What we offer:
Prehealth Advising is here for you through every step of the process. This includes exploring an interest in medicine, looking for volunteer opportunities or applying to medical school. Need advice? Plan an appointment that fits your schedule.
Have a quick question or need some just-in-time advice? Prehealth On Demand Drop-Ins take place from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. In order to ask for an On Demand Drop-In, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an On Demand Drop-In and provide several times that may work for you that same day! Once the office sets up a time with you, an individual zoom link will be sent to you.
Explore: Discover Prehealth
Attend a five day program before MIT’s orientation to explore what being prehealth at MIT is all about. Through this program, students hear from current prehealth students and faculty about what it is like to be prehealth at MIT. They also explore a potential career in medicine through activities at local hospitals, research labs and medical schools.
Explore: Careers in Medicine Course (SP.252)
This first-year discovery subject offered each fall semester allows you to explore your interests in the medical field and learn about possible career paths. Speakers include Physician-Scientists (MD-PhD), Researchers (PhD), Biomedical Engineers,and Healthcare Administrators to name just a few.
Explore: Physician Shadow Program
Through a one day experience at a local area hospital, students shadow a physician for a day to learn about what a day in the life is like to be a physician.
Prepare: Medical Interpreting Course
This 4-week IAP course trains multilingual MIT community members in core principles, standards of practice, ethics, and medical terminology. Participants will be qualified to work or volunteer as interpreters in healthcare settings upon completion of the 40-hour course.
Prepare: MIT Clinical Research Externship
This is a summer six week program that allows students to explore the area of clinical research at a local Boston area hospitals. Students engage with small scale projects as well as observe physicians throughout the six week program.
Apply: Prehealth Credential Service
Prehealth Advising offers the prehealth credential service, an online system that helps you streamline your recommendation letter process when applying to medical/health profession schools.
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